Collection, evaluation and selection of purslane as a potential vegetable crop


The aim of the project is to evaluate the biodiversity of Australian and world purslane in their agronomy, chemistry, medicinal value and tastiness to select suitable cultivars for commercial exploitation and assemble a stock for the future breeding of the plant


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

University of Western Australia

Objective Summary

The research will collate and develop information on growing, processing and marketing new purslane cultivars as a new commercial product. This will help the industry to diversity and become more viable.

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Monday, October 1, 2007

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews


Related publications


Purslane – A potential vegetable crop